'Beauty and the Beast' will get 'beastlier' as Season 1 goes on

The creators of The CW's new "Beauty and the Beast" know their show is technically considered "genre," considering it's about a genetically mutated former soldier (Vincent Keller, the beast) and a gorgeous New York City cop (Catherine Chandler, the beauty -- not really the genre part of the equation). But when Jennifer Levin and Sherri Cooper wrote their pilot, they didn't intend to tell a supernatural story. "We weren't interested in a supernatural creature. We were interested in a beast that we experienced in our lives," co-creator Levin tells Zap2it at Comic-Con in San Diego. She and Cooper made sure that their beast would be more human than animal -- he's not a lion or super-hairy. Cooper says that cutting down production costs were a consideration in that decision, but there were more practical reasons involved too. Pics: Celebrities at Comic-Con 2012"We thought, 'We're going to hire some obviously good-looking, talented actor, and with all...



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